Human Genome Project


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Human Genome Project

n.
An international scientific research project that was conducted between 1990 and 2003 to determine the base-pair sequences in human DNA and to store this information in computer databases for the subsequent identification and analysis of genes and other features of the genome.

Hu′man Ge′nome Proj`ect


n.
a scientific project to identify both the genes and the entire sequence of DNA base pairs that make up the human genome.
[1985–90]

Human Genome Project

A scientific research project designed to study and identify all of the genes in the human genome, to determine the base-pair sequences in human DNA, and to store this information in computer databases. The Human Genome Project began in the United States in 1990.
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Noun1.Human Genome Project - an international study of the entire human genetic material
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We are excited to participate in this important project, which will have an impact on our understanding of basic human biology and disease, similar to what the Human Genome Project did for our understanding of genetics, said Serge Saxonov, chief executive officer and co-founder of 10x Genomics.
"NIH has not considered the time to be right for funding a large-scale production-oriented 'HGP-write' effort, as is framed in the Science article," NIH head Francis Collins, who led the earlier Human Genome Project, said in a statement.
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Collins, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), who asserted that the American public should not have the fruits of the Human Genome Project used against them.
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